CEREC® Crowns Ceramic made-to-order crowns in one visit Customarily, if crowns, inlays / onlays or dental veneers were needed to restore damaged teeth, various procedures and a great deal of in between waiting time would be unavoidable. Well, CEREC® has transformed this dental procedure. CEREC® builds these ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit. CEREC® includes several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine which generates ceramic restorative devices. CEREC® can make almost any ceramic restoration to order, which means cosmetic dentist, Dr. Khullar, can place it immediately. This is a huge benefit to you as the patient, as it saves you enormous amounts of time and money. How can CEREC® benefit me? If you require a ceramic restoration device, CEREC® can benefit almost anyone. CEREC® devices are proven to last for over 5 years, although recent research shows most CEREC®-created restorations last for more than 10 years. ADVANTAGES WITH CEREC® No temporary restorations High-quality ceramic products Minimally invasive Less injections and discomfort Fewer dental visits Cost effectiveness More natural tooth is saved Long lasting restorations WHAT IS THE CEREC® SYSTEM COMPRISED OF?The CEREC® System is sometimes called a CAD-CAM system. CAD-CAM means Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling. The CEREC® system has three major components: ACQUISITION DEVICEThis device is home to a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer. The function of this unit is to photograph the prepared tooth. Three-dimensional images are created of the tooth on the screen, which the dentist uses to design the perfect ceramic restoration. THREE-DIMENSIONAL CAD SOFTWAREThis software allows the dentist to examine the tooth from every angle. It is the closest possible thing to holding the tooth in the hands and rotating it. MILLING DEVICEThis unit actually manufactures the custom restoration from the specifications entered into the computer. A ceramic block, which best resembles the existing tooth color is chosen and placed into the unit. Within minutes, the milling device produces the restoration the dentist designed. No horrible-tasting impressions or time-consuming transfers to and from the laboratory are required. What does a CEREC® restoration procedure involve? Preparing the tooth is the first step in the procedure. Dentalways will remove all tooth decay and create a divergent occlusal axial wall, which means the opening of the tooth will be made wider than the base. Next, an impression or mold is made using a covering of titanium dust. This dust allows cosmetic dentist Dr. Khullar, to take a highly detailed picture of the tooth. Images are formulated with the CEREC® camera. CEREC® optical imaging employs an infrared wavelength. Next, the image is transposed onto the computer screen. It is here Dr. Khullar is able to view your tooth from every angle and ultimately design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to the milling unit. Dr. Khullar then chooses a block of ceramic which matches the color of your teeth. This step ensures the restoration will be nearly invisible. Within 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay or veneer is complete. The restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered, porcelain. This enhances durability and strength. Before placing the newly acquired restoration to the tooth, Dr. Khullar will place it dry to ensure it fits you perfectly. At that point, it's polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. Now, the procedure is complete - all without the need for a second visit! The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, however, a great deal of time and money has been saved. You save time, money and still leave with a beautiful, healthy smile With the advancements in technology and the education behind it, CEREC® builds ceramic restorations within minutes in our office. The quality is uncompromising, you only need ONE appointment for the treatment and this invariably saves you time and money.